The new Norwalk High School will replace the existing facility. It will be comprised of two “schools” located on a single campus to be constructed on the existing football field complex: a P-TECH school and a comprehensive high school with a visual and performing arts pathway.
The design team is currently preparing the construction documents for the project and they are expected to be complete in July 2023. At that time the project will pursue final approvals in order for construction to begin in December 2023. Construction completion is anticipated for December 2026, with the completion of the fields in 2028.
The new NHS/P-TECH building is designed to meet Connecticut’s current building energy code. This includes requirements for the building envelope, mechanical, power and electrical systems. The building will be constructed to meet the Connecticut High Performance Building Standards, which is LEED Silver equivalent. In an effort to incorporate Green Building technology as part of the new construction, the project will utilize a photovoltaic (PV) system on site to reduce energy consumption. The City of Norwalk has selected a solar developer who will design, install and maintain the PV system through a power purchase agreement (PPA). During design, they will evaluate the use of both roof mounted and ground mounted carport PV panels.